CurlyJoe (327) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2017 durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 for 2 with this brewery so far. Worth $14.99/four pack, which is what they’re on sale for at Whole Foods. The regular $18.99/four pack is pretty rough. Poured into a Duvel tulip, this sucker created a nearly two-inch head, even with the softest pour. Black body and creamy tan head. Nose shows vinous notes as well as cocoa... dark fruits coming through and some oak. Taste runs sweet to nicely cocoa bitter and just a hint of sour wood/fruit at the end. Long finish and great complexity. Soft palate.
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 Black, but clear and brown in the light. Fruit chocolate aroma. Quite a bitter taste, chocolate and coffee as you would expect, but not that classic imperial caramel sweetness. More hops than competitors. yy0pp (1632) - - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle. Clear black color with black color. Aroma - Sweet, roasted malts, chocolate, oak, coffee. Taste - Medium sweetness, lightly bitter, malt, coffee, red berries. Dervock (1445) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2017
Bottle - pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate and cereal malt. Taste is hop hit up fr9ntwith a builsing malt into a dry.bitter finish. TET (3210) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2017
A black beer, a head is medium and beige. Aroma has liquorice, sweet and toffeeish maltyness, some chocolate and vanilla, hint of alcohol from barrel. Taste has liquorice, coffee, roastiness, storng bitterness that's nicely drying the sweetness. Almost full bodied, smooth. Good beer but more could be expected from the IS. BuckeyeBoy (8500) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 3, 2017
500ml bottle thanks to Sean. Pours out dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is good not like the wine barrel version that was a total mess roast malts coffee. Taste is more of the roast malts nice coffee and chocolate.
reynolds (2) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2017 does not count
The longer it sits and the warmer it gets the smoothness increases.
Fantastic stout explosivedog (1619) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours black. Smoke, oak, vanilla, cherry, raspberry, dates, touch of spice. Medium body with heavy carbonation. Nice complex stout with plenty of character from the oak. Really nice and at a crazy low price. Normally I wouldn’t mention things like that, but this bottle cost me $6!!! hman43 (1777) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2017
It pours a dark brown. It has plenty of fruit flavors from dark fruits with coffee and chocolate. There is a roasted element as well and hints of tropical fruit. sccp1910 (285) - BRAZIL - MAR 21, 2017
Uma stout com sabor particular, um pouco azedo em seu final. Cor negra con espuma marrom. Aroma discreto para uma stout, com notas leves de caramelo, mas sem as tradicionais notas de café ou chocolate. eRock_2013 (511) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2017
This impressive and unique oak-aged brew was for me the clear highlight and a new personal favorite from the Columbia World Beer Festival 2017! From a bottle imported all the way from Middle-Earth, this poured a dense dark black hue with a khaki foam head that steadily lingers throughout. Aroma was a relatively unsophisticated but rich roasted malt, which transitioned to a sweet mocha baseline for the taste, with a much fuller complexity of coffee and other malt flavors, along with notes of rustic oak and also lighter green wood - like fresh cedar - and concluded with an aftertaste of bitter coffee and chocolate malt. Medium-bodied and deliciously smooth. I will have to search out more bottles of this in my future!